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Olmeca Altos Plata TequilaIf you’re in Denver or Chicago, be glad you’re reading this. For everyone else, it may be coming your way as the offering expands into your markets or as you order some…it is worth searching for online.

Olmeca Altos Plata and Reposado Tequilas are both distinct 100% Blue Agave Tequilas from the celebrated Los Altos region of Jalisco, Mexico. Pernod Ricard USA has introduced these in the USA with initial availability in Chicago and Denver only. This tequila was conceived as a collaboration among the tequila experts, Olmeca Altos is the creation of Master Tequilero Jesus Hernandez and internationally acclaimed bartenders Henry Besant and Dre Masso.

During our tasting of these tequilas BourbonBlog.com, we find both of the Plata and Reposado fine enough to sip on their own while being bold enough to preserve the integrity of the agave when mixed in a margarita.

And for that touch of Bourbon, the Reposado is aged in ex-Bourbon casks.

Olmeca Altos Plata Review

Tequila: Olmeca Altos Plata
Distillery: Destileria Colonial de Jalisco, Los Altos, Mexico
Proof: 80; approximately 40% ABV
Color: Clear
Nose: Vanilla, soft fruitiness with hints of citrus
Taste: Smooth and approachable. Pleasant  balance of clean agave with undertones of spice, citrus and predominant vanilla flavor and hints of pepper. Serious depth for a blanco Tequila.
Finish: Fresh and vibrant.

Olmeca Altos Reposado Review

Olmeca Altos Reposado Tequila Tequila: Olmeca Altos Reposado
Distillery: Destileria Colonial de Jalisco, Los Altos, Mexico
Proof: 80; approximately 40% ABV
Age: 6 – 8 months
Notes: 100% Blue Agave, aged 200 litre white Ameircan oak, ex-Bourbon casks
Color: Light honey
Nose: Nice alcohol prevalence, orange, touch of cinnamon and earthy
Taste: Marizpan, almond, definite hints of cinnamon. Delicious spice.
Finish Cinnamon and moderate to long finish.

Tequila review by BourbonBlog.com‘s Stephen Dennison and Tom Fischer

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